Chiara is Innovation Policy Officer in the Innovation and Startups Unit of DG CONNECT, European Commission. She has served for over 10 years in the public administration at local, regional and European level. She currently deals with various files related to start-ups and scale-ups, notably in the field of access to finance, FinTech and Blockchain.
Before joining the Commission, Chiara was at the helm of the Brussels Office of the Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur (France), where she gained an extensive knowledge of the public sector in the field of research and innovation in close cooperation with local and regional stakeholders as well as national ministries. In the past, she served a local administration in France, assisting the Director-General on several policy files.
Chiara holds a Diploma in University of Pavia (Italy) and a Master in European Affairs, Law and Economics from Sciences Po (France), where she was associate professor in Urban Affairs for over 3 years.